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.k. rowling has left the magic and the wizardry of harry potter behind to write a novel for adults. has already created a stir because of its extensive use of language that is definitely not suitable for children. she speaks to our editor about what inspired her to write for an older audience. >> j.k. rowling is perhaps the most famous living writer in the world. she is certainly one of the richest. having sold over four hundred 50 million copies of her harry potter books worldwide, now she is opening a new chapter in her literary life with her first novel and that an adult audience. why the change? >> i did not sit down to write this novel. i had nothing to prove. i do not mean that in an arrogant way. i certainly don't mean i think i cannot improve as a writer, but harry potter truly liberated me in the sense that there is only one reason to right now, for me. >> the story is set in a small english town, a community riven with hate and prejudice. >> to have any experience is that you project on to your characters, trying to numb the pain? >> i would not want to go there too much, but
. >>> the author of the "harry potter" series has a new book out. >>> and how much are you spending on tricks and treats this year? a survey shows halloween could get more spooky and expensive. >> to join our conversation, join us on nbc bay area on facebook. lots of prepaid cards come pre-filled with problems. enough is enough. introducing the chase liquid reloadable card. with chase liquid, there's no waiting and no fee to activate you can load cash and checks at any chase depositfriendly atm and there are no withdrawal fees at over 17,500 chase atms all for one flat fee of $4.95 per month. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> welcome back. i can tell you a lot of book fans will be happy about this one. j.k. rowling will have a new book on store shelves on thursday. 2 million copies is not a lot for the final "harry potter" novel. it sold 5 million copies in ten days in the u.s. rowling kept the plot of the book under wraps, but described it as a rural comedy of manor that has taken on the state of the social themes and builds it into a black melodrama. >>> the first six month
four hundred 50 million copies of her harry potter books worldwide, now she is opening a new chapter in her literary life with her first novel and that an adult audience. why the change? >> i did not sit down to write this novel. i had nothing to prove. i do not mean that in an arrogant way. i certainly don't mean i think i cannot improve as a writer, but harry potter truly liberated me in the sense that there is only one reason to right now, for me. >> the story is set in a small englishn t, a community riven with hate and prejudice. >> to have any experience is that you project on to your characters, trying to numb the pain? >> i would not want to go there too much, but i have had my issues. i certainly have mental health issues. i have been depressed. my teenage years, i had issues with anxiety. >> you gave a very moving account of what happened to you. do you think it will change anything? >> i passionately believe in freedom of the press, but having been on the receiving end of some dubious legal behavior, how do we knock this out? i don't know. i hope and pray it does change th
and so is j.k. rowling. author who made harry potter a household name has now cast her spell on adults. her new novel, the casual vacancy will be on store shelves today. and it's about as far from the wizarding world as you can get. the book has just gone on sale in britain. that's where we find cnn's aaron mclaughlin. good morning. they are calling this potter to potty mouth, the huge anticipation for this book is palpable. a lot of the details have been kept secret. you managed to get your hands on it. how did you do that? >> reporter: good morning, alena. yes, i have. i was not one of the few journalists selected to get an advanced copy or to read the book in advance. i got it just like anyone else here in the uk can at this point coming to their local book store. it's also available on e-reader. so far, this book, we have not seen the frenzy here in the uk that we saw for the launch of the harry potter series. there aren't the long lines. i have yet to see a wizard costume. customers seem to be driven primarily by a curiosity to see what rowling has in store for them next. take a l
? we visit with the woman behind harry potter. inside the pages of her new book, jk recalling. --. >> k rolling. modern family week continues today it is julie bowen, she is slightly tremendous, terrific. stick around for it all, right here on "good morning america" >> swilling with allegation ares, your kids that's not a metaphor, right? >> no. eric, you know it is morning television, we tend to be metaphor-free. it is kids swimming with alligators. it will all make sense, promise. >> we will go nowhere, see you later. >>> more news now happening right now anti-austerity protests underway in greece. 50,000 are hitting the streets in athens protesting government cutbacks. greece's two largest unions called today's strike. fire and smoke can be seen, right now 3,000 police guards are standing guard. greece has promised the european union 15 billion dollars worth of spending cuts over the next two years. the government has in order to secure aid to avoid default but unpopular among the populous. >>> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is set to address the united nations 7:30 our time t
to approach job interviews. find that on making sense. "harry potter" author j.k. rowling's first novel for adults is out. find reaction on our art beat page. and ray suarez moderated a discussion in columbia university on the future of aids treatment. you can watch that on the rundown. all that and more is on our web site: newshour.pbs.org. >> brown: and again, to our honor roll of american service personnel killed inhe afghanistan conflict. we add them as their deaths are made official and photographs become available. here, in silence, are nine more. >> brown: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening with mark shields and david brooks among others. thank you and good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation fo
for adults this time. why? why not just take the harry potter billions and enjoy? we're going to debate that as well. lot of things coming up on strnz top of the hour. simon, tyler. >>> goldman sachs settling charges with the s.e.c. today. the firm is going to pay 12 million tods do so. the government said goldman sachs violated pay to play rules involving undisclosed campaign contributions to former massachusetts state treasurer timothy cahill when he ran for governor of the bay state. >>> larry ellison is one of the -- hello. larry ellison is one of the -- that was good. larry ellison is one of the richest men in the world, worth over $30 billion. but is he spending too much? cnbc wealth editor robert frank has dug into the oracle ceo's expenses. robert, what have you found? >> thanks, simon. well, apparently, buying islands in hawaii, that can start to get pretty expensive. oracle's latest proxy shows that larry ellison has pledged 139 million shares as collateral to "secure certain personal indebtedness including various lines of credit." now, that means he's pledged $4.2 billion in
to return to writing for young people. her harry potter series made her the world's most successful living author. she repeatedlied -- repeatedly said she would not write another book about the young wizard. >>> watch how this baby's mom getting him to calm down. >> look how cute he is. his mother, amy says this trick works every time. the video has over 400,000 views. he's screaming like mad. she puts down the phone and she plays the starbucks theme. >>> a million visitors coming to the bay area. when we'll have a perfect storm of big events drawing big crowds at san francisco. >>> an idaho fisherman discovered a human finger in the mouth of a fish. idaho police fingerprinted it. after running it through a database, they were able to locate the man who lost four of his fingers at that lake in a wake boarding accident. >> everyone asks me were you able to get the fingers back and put them back on. i'm like, no, they couldn't -- we couldn't find them. they are fish food. that's what i have told people. >> at first he said he didn't want the finger back but now he's talking to his doctor to
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